Sunday, June 5, 2011

Obo Martin, FpodBpod, Fox & Woman ~SeaweedSway Showcase June 19th @ Make-Out Room~ Early Show!

Sunday June 19th
A Folk-Rock Soul-Pop SeaweedSway Showcase with
Obo Martin
Fox & Woman
and your hosts Jeremy Dalmas & the Absurdists performing a soap opera
at the Make-Out Room

Address: 3225 22nd St. between Valencia & Mission Streets
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Time: 7:30 doors / 8-11pm show
Tickets: $7 at the door
Press Inquiries (including ticket giveaways), please contact Jessie Woletz,
Poster above is by Julie Crossman of the Absurdists*

This month, we have a rocking line-up, with ruckus rousing folk rocker Obo Martin aka Freckle Face, the pop/garage rock/psychadelic soul tunes of FpodBpod, & female fronted folk rock explosion Fox & Woman. Jeremy Dalmas and the Absurdists, the entertaining hosts of each SeaweedSway Showcase, will be performing a soap opera between sets.

The night promises to be extra fun, full of dancing, energetic songs, surprises, thorough enjoyment and good times, basically everything you could ever want in a show... as the full moon wanes and we dance right upon the threshold of summer solstice.

Below are stories, videos, & song links for the bands... Any help spreading the word is greatly appreciated.

Obo Martin aka Freckle Face

Obo Martin's band "Freckle Face" are a pack of Romp Stomping, Ruckus Rousing, San Franciscan folk Rockers in tweed jackets and corduroy trousers playing a full range of storytelling songs from sentimental to completely mental..dont be surprised if you find yourself along doing a jig while the Rafters Roar.

Tom Edler who plays bass for Indianna Hale & Slow Motion Cowboys will be joining Obo on this magical eve, and Joe Miller of Os Beaches will be playing drums for both Obo and FpodBpod. Other band members TBA.

Obo Martin just completed a 30 days of song project where he posted a new song everyday, which you can view by going here:  (If you're not a friend with Obo on thee facebook yet, you may want to become one to view the videos & stay up to date on all of his future shows!)
"Give It Up" at the New Parish:
"The Tenderloin Song" at the Swedish Hall:


The brainchild of San Francisco's Sean Olmstead, fpodbpod is founded upon the principal tenet that pop music should be catchy while intriguing but always fun to listen to. Bringing an eclectic mix of influences--from the Kinks to Kraftwerk to Jonathan Richman to Gershwin--into the songs, fpodbpod re-contextualizes principles of soul, psychedelia and garage rock. Much the way that the Velvet Underground borrowed elements of soul and old school rock and roll, fpodbpod reminds us that POP is the common thread between all these styles of music we know and love.

While the recordings are historically a one-man operation, with Olmstead writing, performing and recording all the parts, fpodbpod's live shows often borrow the talents of local favorites such as Os Beaches' Joe Lewis & Joe Miller, the Blank Tapes' Matt Adams, Indianna Hale, Will Halsey of Ash Reiter's band, and many others (seriously, there are too many to name). As well, the coming weeks will see the start fpodbpod's first collaborative studio work, helmed by producer and local legend, Chuck Gonzales.

Fpodbpod's catchy, thoughtful rhythms; quirky, memorable--and sometimes unexpected--lyrics, and heartfelt energized delivery will lead you to the dance floor and temporarily ease your troubles, or at least allow you to boogie with them.
Parlour to Parlour, Episode 27:
"The Gospel Song" music video:
"Neon Lights" Kraftwerk Cover:
"Strong Enough" music video:

Fox & Woman

Fox & Woman is a female fronted folk rock explosion.

The band consists of Jess Silva on ukulele and vocals, Emily Haltom on violin and vocals, Julie Indelicato on guitar and vocals, Andrew Paul Nelson on Mandolin, and Jen Norero on drums.  The band formed around a street poetry scene in the Mission district and started writing songs walking home from bars.
SFWeekly review w/ video:

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